New Work by Ingo Maurer
La Festa delle Farfalle and Oops, two new lighting pieces by Ingo Maurer, debuted at IMM Cologne 2019 in January. The lighting studio has also recently introduced a limited-edition version of Zettel’z 5.
La Festa delle Farfalle continues Maurer’s exploration of butterflies in “a poetic suspension luminaire” made of paper. With 34 paper butterflies (and one dragonfly), La Festa delle Farfalle includes a floating base with three bulbs “like pears on a porcelain plate.” It gives the impression that a delicate potted tree is levitating.
Oops, a wall lamp that’s also made of paper, is a study in minimalism. A lazily curled strip of paper hangs from the wall. Inside a hidden light source at the bottom casts a pleasing glow “that falls through paper.” It has the spirit of a ready-made—with a little more engineering.
Zettel’z Munari is another new product from Ingo Maurer. A limited-edition version of Zettel’z 5, this suspension lamp features an illustrated alphabet by Bruno Munari from 1960 printed on both sides of Japanese paper. As Maurer explains, it’s “a perfect luminaire for rooms where children live, to be surrounded by creativity and the curiosity to explore language and learning.” For more information, visit Ingo Maurer.
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